In women and men, respectively. In addition to differences in the prevalence of hypertension between the two sexes, there are also important differences depending on the place of residence. In all countries where data are available from the World Health Survey (WHS), the urban population has a higher prevalence of hypertension than the rural population.
La prevalencia de la hipertensión en varios ambientes en África
Hypertension is higher in women
In Africa, hypertension is generally more pronounced in men than in women. However, in a number of countries, the prevalence rate was higher for women than for men: in Algeria, 31.6% compared with 25.7% in 2003, in Botswana, 37% against 28.8% in 2006 and in Mali, 25.8% compared with 16.6% in 2007, respectively for women and men.